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(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions in AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960, when the legal governing body certifies that an area is in need of redevelopment or urban renewal as a result of the earthquakes of 1964 and all results and aftereffects respecting which the governor has certified the need for disaster assistance, the corporation may plan, undertake, and carry out a redevelopment project or an urban renewal project in the disaster area and the area shall constitute a slum or blighted area.
(b) In connection with the carrying out of a project under this section, the corporation may, with the approval of the local governing body and before the approval of the redevelopment plan or urban renewal plan, acquire real property in the project area, demolish and remove any structure on the property, and pay all costs related to the acquisition, demolition, or removal, including administrative or relocation expenses.
(c) The governing body, when the corporation acquires land under (b) of this section, may assume the responsibility to bear any loss that may result from the acquisition in the event that the real property is not made part of the project.
(d) Real property acquired under this section that is not made a part of the project may be disposed of without regard to AS 18.55.540 if the local governing body has consented to the disposal.
(e) The corporation, in carrying out a project under this section, may recommend to the local governing body a redevelopment plan or an urban renewal plan without regard to the requirement in AS 18.55.530(c) that a general plan for the physical development of the municipality has been prepared before the recommendation, and the governing body may approve the plan without regard to the requirement in AS 18.55.530(i) that the plan conform with the general plan for the physical development of the area.
(f) For the purpose of this section, the corporation may file and use a declaration of taking and acquire real property as provided in AS 09.55.420 - 09.55.460.
(g) The provisions of this section apply whenever an area has been declared by the President of the United States to be a disaster area and the legal governing body certifies that the need of the area for redevelopment or urban renewal has been substantially increased as a result of the natural disaster and all results and aftereffects respecting which the governor has also certified the need for disaster assistance.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 18. Health, Safety, Housing, Human Rights, and Public Defender § 18.55.932. Urban redevelopment or urban renewal in a disaster area - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-18-health-safety-housing-human-rights-and-public-defender/ak-st-sect-18-55-932/
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